Welcome to the Department of Economics

Economics at Northeastern focuses on the application of economics to real-world problems of policy and business.

Our undergraduate program features co-op work experience integrated with classroom studies and undergraduate research opportunities. Our Master’s program provides students with the analytical skills and experience necessary for a wide range of jobs and career advancement. Our PhD degree in applied economics readies students to lead research in government, consulting, and legal support as well as prepares them to teach economics.

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Boston, MA 02115-5000
phone: 617.373.2882
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email: econ@neu.edu

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Department of Economics News

Why you should care about net neutrality

An opinion piece by Rizwanur Rob, NU Economics PhD candidate, on net neutrality. The Daily Star January 11, 2018…
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Environmental Film Series Sponsors ‘Inconvenient Sequel’ At Chatham Orpheum

On Jan. 6, NU Economics Visiting Professor Madhavi Venkatesan hosted screening of “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To Power” at the Orpheum in Chatham, Massachusetts…
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WalletHub’s 8 Financial Predictions for 2018

Professor Oscar Brookins shares his economic forecasts for 2018 and beyond…
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Trump’s antitrust team will be working overtime on Disney-Fox deal

In this CNN article, Professor John Kwoka comments on Disney’s deal with 21st Century Fox…
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Spotlights

For Better or For Worse

Education and the Prevalence of Domestic Violence in Turkey
Assistant Professor Bilge Erten's paper has been published in the American Economic Journal: Applied Economics.

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Wage policies in the public sector during wholesale privatization

Assistant Teaching Professor Jelena Nikolic's article on the relationship between market economies and wage inequality was published in the October issue of IZA World Labor.

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Legros Receives Sun Yefang Economic Science Award

Patrick Legros, Northeastern University Distinguished Professor of Economics, was named a recipient of the prestigious Sun Yefang Economic Science Award for outstanding contributions to economic science.

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Squaring the Deal

Merger Madness

John Kwoka writes in the latest Milken Institute Review on growing market power, competition and merger policy.

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